Progressive Foundry Incorporated is a high quality manufacturer of gray and ductile cast iron, which is solely owned and operated by the VanKirk family in Perry, Iowa.  We are an ISO 9001:2008 certified jobbing foundry capable of producing up to 95 tons of cast iron daily.  From agriculture to industrial manufacturing to water hydrants and much more, Progressive Foundry adequately serves a broad market across the United States.  We specialize in providing customers completely finished products with a fully capable green sand molding foundry, core room, grinding room, heat treating, machine shop, paint line, boxing and shipping department, and an off-site pattern building. This “one stop shop” mentality allows Progressive Foundry to ensure product quality and offer consistent lead times to all customers.  We aim to help our employees grow and be respected, and to preserve the environment by recycling 100% of our produced metal. Progressive Foundry strives to offer peace of mind to customers, a safe and secure working environment for employees, and positive contributions to the community in which we operate.


The Progressive Advantage:

• Capable of Producing Many Gray and Ductile Iron Classes (0.25 – 150lb Pour Weight Range)

• Capabilities in heat treating and 5 grades of austempered ductile iron

• Job shop specializing in casting products of medium annual usage

• Recognized for product quality and on time delivery

• In-House Finished Product Capabilities (Pattern Rigging, Core Making, Casting, Grinding, Machining, Painting, and Boxing)

• State of the Art Odyssey ERP System and Automatic Machinery

• Multiple Industries and Markets Served

• Family operated business eliminates errors in communication

• Over 90 Years of Cast Iron Foundry Experience



progressive foundry


1518 1st Ave, Perry, IA 50220

 (515) 465-5697 - MAIN

(515) 465-3101 - FAX

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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